Wednesday, November 28, 2007

November 25th Meeting!

Book : "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov
Attendees : Aaron, Liz, Susan, Catherine, Karen, & moi

Yes, couldn't finish it.. since I got my book about a week before the meeting..
and yes, I just can't stand the work load that my work is giving me.. I mean working there isn't that bad but it's the extra things that I have to do.. Anyhow, that's neither here nor there.

I think most of us didn't like it cus it was hard to get through. After all, it is a Russian literature. I'd have to actually sit down and read it 'cause I do want to read it. I read about 2 chapters or so.. but not more than that... I think it's for the best if I save it for later to finish it. I don't think I'll be reading it any soon..

I think I'm coming down with another flu, and it doesn't feel good at all. I'm so glad that I'll be on a week break starting Friday.. Oh, what a relief.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Women's Murder Club

Ok.. So this is originally James Patterson's series and ABC just recently made a TV series. I watched about 5 episodes and it seems really interesting. So, I thought it'd be nice to get the original story and try reading it.

The series is about four women working together to solve homicide investigations : Lndsay Boxer(Angie Harmon), homicide detective, Jill Bernhardt(Laura Harris), young assistant district attorney, Claire Washburn (Paula Newsome), medical examiner, Cindy Thomas(Aubrey Dollar), newspaper reporter.

It will be a nice relaxing read. However, I'll have to put in a special order since some of them aren't in stores here.. And since I have plenty of books waiting for to be read.. I guess I'm not in any hurry. But it surely is going on my TBR list.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Hoorah! My books came!!!

Yup... they just came!

I thought I'd try piling up some books that I really need to finish reading and the pile went up real high.. so the taller stack definitely needs to be read and be done with hopefully by this year but I'm guessing that won't happen so I'm thinking before the first half of next year.. (finger's crossed) and the shorter pile are the books that came today and that I bought recently on how to read... now why have I suddenly gotten in how to read... well, can't really answer that myself but it kind of did pop in my head. Yes, it'd definitely be nicer to be able to read a little bit faster. I'm not a fast reader nor am I slow- I would think I'm average when it comes to reading but I do get obsessed with my semi-perfectionist personality, that I would have to read every single line and understand every little detail before going further. So, may be, just may be, that's why there was sudden interest. I just hope they will help me in some way.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

still waiting for my books to be delivered...

=( so sad~~~~
I am still waiting for my copy of "The Master and the Margarita" to be delivered...
Hopefully I'll get them sometimes next week and still have some time to finish reading it.
Tomorrow I'll be doing nothing staying home and probably sleeping in and catching up on my reading
I might do some studying for the test I need to take since I won't be doing much...

Thursday, November 08, 2007

"In Their Shoes" Challenge #2

I think this is my complete list of "In Their Shoes" Challenge

1. "Enchantment:The Life of Audrey Hepburn" by Donald Spoto
2."Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert
3. "A Beautiful Mind:The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash" by Sylvia Nasar
4. "Maria: My Own Story" by Maria von Trapp
5. "The Diary of a Youn girl" by Anne Frank
6. "Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment" by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
James D. Houston

7."Princess" by Jean P. Sasson
8."Night" by Elie Wiesel
9."Catherine the Great" by Henry Troyat
10."Honeymoon with My Brother: A Memoir" by Franz Wisner
11."The Amityville Horror" by Jay Anson

November 5th Meeting!

Book : "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer
Attendees : Liz, Susan, Catherine, Karen, & moi

The attendance was not really what I expected but oh well, it does happen.
I think we'll have more people join us on our next meeting. Seriously, for me it was really hard to get to the meeting since I wasn't feeling all myself that day. Still am a bit under the weather, really. Am feelling really fatigue and worn down. Anyhow, my report on the meeting....

Like I said and as we had promised we met at our usual meeting place, though Liz was so nice and went ahead to the Puffin Cafe and got us a nice big table. I was late, yes AGAIN, though this time it wasn't because I woke up late or was being lazy, though most of the time I'm not, anyway, since I wasn't feeling so good and my vision I guess kind of failed me I took the wrong bus and went in a totally different direction instead of where I was supposed to go. Now, if I had noticed it earlier I guess there might have been a chance for me to go back and get on the right bus, however, it was too late when I realized I was on the wrong bus and I had to take another bus, then go undergound which I don't enjoy too much lately and get to Kangnam Station.
Felt so bad because nobody at the coffee shop knew how to get to Puffin cafe and Liz was waiting for all of us to get there.
Be that as it may, we all got together in one piece and started to order our brunch and discuss about the book.

Owing to the fact that my weeks from late October (and it seems to me my hectic crazy schedue will continue to be so until the beginning of next year) has been so busy, yes I know it's a bad excuse but it is the truth, I could not finish reading the book. =(
I feel terrible. Though, I did get half way through. So, I'll be posting my review a bit later. Like I mentioned, I am a little bit preoccupied lately.

We did have a splendid discussion, I think.(I was abit out of it, but it was still good nonetheless) Sadly, we didn't have any discussion questions, (Should take into consideration that if we don't have any quesitons at the back of the book prepare before hand.. used to do that but forgot this time) Everybody seemed to like the book. Yes, I did too, though I'd like to save my review.

We stayed quite a long time can't remember till what time but we did spend couple of hours there. Then headed to Itaewon and went our own ways. Me, I had a concert to go to. It was the St. Marc Little Boys Choir, the boys who were in the movie 'The Chorus' (2005). It was a French movie and I think they were awarded something, can't quite remember what exactly though. I haven't seen the movie yet, but it is one of the movies that is on my list to watch.

The Concert was superb! The first song, don't know the name of it, made me weep. Ok, it does sound bad, huh? Well, I couldn't help it their voices were so angelic, so pure, and moving. It really touched the core of my heart, squeezed it and made me get goosebumps all over my body. Now, that was not because I was sick. It was really magnificient. They really touched me. And it wasn't just the first one that made me shed tears there were others.. maybe I'm just too sensitive but it was fabulous to go and listen to them sing.